We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web page. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:
BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT HANDLING PERSONAL DATA
You may visit our website without you having to release any personal data. For each access to our website usage data will be transmitted by the respective internet browser and are stored in log files, the so-called server log files such as date and time of the call, name of the accessed page, data volume transferred and the name of the inquiring provider. Those data cannot be attributed to a particular person and are exclusively intended to ensure a smooth operation of our website and to improve it.
Personal data are only collected if you disclose such data to us.
When sharing your personal stories and uploading pictures and other user content personal data will be collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Those data will be stored and processed for uploading and sharing your personal story and picture for advertising and social media and you agree with this expressly by sending to us and sharing your personal story and picture with us. You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by a corresponding message addressed to us at [email protected]. After you withdraw your consent your picture and personal data will be deleted.
When contacting us (for example via e-mail or our contact form) personal data will be collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Those data will be stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or of getting in contact with you and for the connected technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your inquiry, if you so desire, provided that legal retention periods will not be barred by a deletion.
Furthermore, personal data will be collected, if you register with our e-mail newsletter. Those data will be used for advertising purposes in the form of sending you an e-mail newsletter and you agree with this expressly by subscribing to our newsletter. You can cancel the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or by a corresponding message addressed to us at [email protected]. After cancelation your e-mail address will be immediately deleted in our newsletter mailing list with future effect.
Among other things this website uses so-called “cookies” serving to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation.
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called “session cookies”. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website or to another website to which the cookie belongs (so-called “Third Party Cookies”).
“Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session.
Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certain features of this website may not be available or restricted.
Furthermore, cookies are divided to:
Necessary/required cookies, which help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Necessary/required cookies are mostly session cookies, but can be also other cookies too. The use of strictly necessary/required cookies on this website is possible without your consent since the law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. For all other types of cookies, we need your consent.
Preference cookies, which enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language, for example.
Statistic cookies, which help website owners to understand how visitors interact with their websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Marketing cookies, which are used to track visitors across websites. Their main purpose is to display ads that might be relevant and of interest for the respective user.
Third Party Cookies /mostly statistic and marketing cookies, but not only/ – as described below, our website allows third parties, analyzing the traffic or providing specific services and contents to our website, to place on your device their own cookies and to have access to them.
Please note that using the Cookie Settings on our website may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. You can do that via the settings of your web browser as described below.
HOW TO MANAGE OR DISABLE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER
Although most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, you can manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. If you simply disable all cookies or all of our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our website(s) will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Cookie Settings on our website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser.
Most common current browsers – in the menu “preferences/options”, allow you to change their settings with respect to the cookies. Further information about the settings of some of the most used browsers with respect to the cookies is available as follows:
For Mozilla Firefox
For Internet Explorer
For further information about cookies and how to control and delete them please visit this website.
USE OF GOOGLE ADWORDS CONVERSION-TRACKING
This website utilizes the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-tracking cookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files, which the internet browser places on your browser. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days. They are not used to acquire personal identification data. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWord clients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by easily deactivating the google conversion-tracking cookie via your internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information concerning Google data privacy can be found here.
We have incorporated so-called plugins of the social network facebook.com (hereinafter “Facebook”) into our website. Facebook is a company of the Facebook Inc., California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States. A list and the appearance of these Facebook plugins may be viewed at the following Internet address: Facebook Social Plugins.
During each visit of a webpage of our online presence that is equipped with such a plugin, the plugin causes the browser used by you to download the visual presentation of the plugin from the Facebook server and to display it. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has visited the respective webpage of our website even if you do not have a Facebook user account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a server from Facebook in the United States and stored there.
If you are a member of Facebook, and while visiting our website are logged into Facebook, Facebook due to information sent by the plugin recognizes which particular webpage of our website you are currently visiting and assigns this to your personal Facebook user account regardless of whether you activate one of the plugins. Should you then activate one of the plugins, for example by clicking the “I like” button or by submitting a comment, this will be sent to your personal user account with Facebook and stored there. To prevent Facebook from assigning collected data to your user account on Facebook, you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website. To block Facebook plugins from collecting and transferring your visitor data in the future you may obtain a Browser Add On by “Facebook Blocker” for several Internet browsers at the following link; please do not delete the Browser Add On for as long as you wish to block Facebook plugins: Facebook Blocker.
We have incorporated also plugins of the social network instagram.com (hereinafter “Instagram”) into our website. A list and the appearance of these nstagram plugins may be viewed at the following Internet address: Instagram Embedding.
To block Instagram plugins from collecting and transferring your visitor data in the future you may obtain a Browser Add On by “Instagram Blocker” for several Internet browsers at the following link; please do not delete the Browser Add On for as long as you wish to block Instagram plugins: Instagram Blocker .
This website uses the Youtube embedding functions for display and playback of videos offered by “Youtube”. To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback function of the video is started. When the playback function of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider sets “Youtube” cookies in order to collect information on users. According to indications from “Youtube”, the use of those cookies is intended to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network “double click” is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyond our control.
Further information on “YouTube” data protection can be found in the provider’s data protection statement here.
WEB ANALYSIS SERVICE
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable you to conduct an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is stored.
In the case of activating an IP anonymizer for this website, your IP address will however be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or within other member states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is abbreviated. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services connected to the website use and the internet use for the benefit of the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data retrieved by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.
As an alternative to the browser plugin or for browsers regarding mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you want to delete your cookies on this browser, you have to click again on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics
It is noted that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizetp()”. IP addresses can therefore be processed only in abbreviated form in order to prevent personal references.
This website uses retargeting technology of Google Inc. (“Google”). This technology enables us to target visitors of our website with interest-based ads who already have shown interest in our shop and in our products. The ads are displayed by using a cookie-based analysis of the previous usage data. Personal data will not be stored. In the case of retargeting technology, a cookie will be stored on your computer or your mobile devices in order to collect anonymized data about your interests and adapt ads specifically according to the stored information. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or your mobile devices. They help us to display ads, which are most likely to correspond to your product and information interests. You may permanently refuse the setting of cookies for advertisement purposes by downloading and installing the browser plug-in using the following link: Google Ads Personalization. You can find further information how to block adds here.
LINKS TO WEBSITES OF THIRD PARTIES
If you follow the link to other websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies which set out how your information is collected and processed while visiting these websites.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON CUSTOMER RIGHTS AND CONTACTS
You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data and on how to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can contact us on [email protected]
PERSONAL DATA OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE EU/EEA
Personal data of individuals in the EU/EEA will be treated in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation /GDPR/).
In accordance with GDPR we will process your personal data only on any of the legal grounds in Art. 6 GDPR, and in specific:
On the basis of your consent, including using cookies (except necessary cookies for which usage we don’t need your permission) /Art. 6(1), (a) GDPR/.
For the performance of a contract with you /Art. 6(1), (b) GDPR/.
For compliance with our legal obligations /Art. 6(1), (c) GDPR/.
When processing is necessary for protection of our legitimate interests /Art. 6 (1), (f) GDPR/. The legal basis for the use of necessary/required cookies by this website is always only the legitimate interest (i.e. interest in proper functioning of this website) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1), (f) GDPR, since the law states that we can store cookies on your device without your permission if they are strictly necessary/required for the operation of this website.
We will process and use personal data provided by you:
To be able to render our services.
To comply with legal obligations we are imposed by law.
To protect our legitimate interests.
To maintain and improve our website and to optimize its use so as to make it suitable and useful for you.
Subject to the GDPR you have the following rights:
In case personal data of individuals in the EU/EEA are processed between our company and third parties/companies in the EU/EEA, i.e. Cross-Border Data Transfers between controllers in Switzerland and EU/EEA and vice versa, this may take place, without the need of obtaining any specific authorization from a national or EU-authority according to Commission decision of 26 July 2000 (2000/518/EC)
the EU-Commission has decided that Switzerland and its laws ensure an adequate level of data protection. According Art. 45(9) GDPR decisions adopted by the Commission on the basis of Article 25(6) of the repealed Directive 95/46/EC shall remain in force until amended, replaced or repealed by a Commission Decision adopted in accordance with the GDPR.
Last, but not least – no matter if you are in the EU/EEA or not, we would like you to know that we treat all personal data with equal care and responsibility as everyone is important to us!